July 15, 2016, by Katherine Beers

Happy Birthday to us!

We cannot believe Library Matters has been here over a year!

Our first Blog post ‘Five reasons why you should read Library Matters’ went live on 8 June 2015 and since then we published 85 posts, covering all manner of library topics from singing librarians via student engagement to the glamour of the Oscars. This Blog is still the best way to find out about new additions to our library collections and any trials of new resources.

The content for Library Matters is provided by Librarians from Libraries, Research and Learning Resources here at the University of Nottingham. Want to know a bit more? Well here you go:

Katherine Beers

Katherine has worked in libraries at the University of Nottingham for 16 years, currently based at KMC in the LRLR Strategy and Planning team. Her favourite authors are Kate Atkinson, Anne Tyler and Tracy Chevalier. A latecomer to the wonderful world of blogging and Tweeting, likes to follow other librarians, the British Library and comedians particularly if they are associated with Parks and Recreation.

Sarah Davies

Sarah joined LRLR in 2004 and has been Collections Librarian for 2 years now. Sarah enjoys drawing customers’ attention to our diverse print and electronic collections; however, her posts have barely skimmed the surface of these rich resources! Sarah has recently completed the Couch to 5K challenge and has 10 (slow!) parkruns under her belt. Spare time is spent down the allotment or out and about with the family.

Lucy McBurnie

Lucy is the Senior Library Advisor for the two Jubilee Libraries and has worked at UoN for nearly 2 years. She has two guinea-pigs at home called  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone (apparently she wasn’t in charge of the names!). Blogging and tweeting are an aspect of her job that Lucy really enjoys as they’re a great way to creatively communicate all the fab things that we do at UoN Libraries.

Helen Whitehead

Helen is a member of the Learning Technologies section of LRLR and, as well as (very) occasionally blogging for Library Matters, is responsible for its sister blog on Learning Technology. She is Learning Technology Consultant with a brief for the Faculty of Social Sciences. As well as books, Helen is a keen reader of professional blogs and digital literature, and has been a blogger for over 13 years and a tweep (@helenwhd) since 2008.

Kathryn Steenson

Kathryn joined the University in 2011 and is based at KMC. She is the Archivist (Academic & Public Engagement) and most of her blogging is done on Library Matter’s other sister blog, the snappily-titled Manuscripts & Special Collections blog. The last physical book she bought was John Wyndham’s The Midwich Cuckoos. The last ebook she bought was probably a true crime one, but she can’t remember because she keeps forgetting to charge her Kindle.

Kate Snaith

Kate joined the University in 2014 and works in the Teaching & Learning Support team teaching information skills to students via the media of lecture, workshop and online course. She enjoys blogging as it offers a larger audience than just her office-mates for her searing insights and incisive commentary on library affairs, as well as an opportunity to communicate with the wider university community. The book she most recently read was “The First Bad Man” by Miranda July, a gem of a tragi-comedy which she recommends highly.

Pauline Wheeler

Pauline works in the Digital Library Support Team, which looks after library discovery systems e.g. NUsearch, and provides digitised course readings and copyright advice. She has enjoyed working in various libraries during 18 years, spending many years with the fab staff and students of the George Green Library. In her spare time Pauline likes gardening, crafts and walking in the beautiful hills of Derbyshire and the Lake District.

Radek Pajor

Radek joined the LRLR a year ago and works in the Research Support Team, taking the lead in open access advocacy and providing support on the publication life cycle. Some say that contributing to the blog is one of the excuses to bring the camera to work and take some photographs around the campuses.  Radek enjoys reading mafia stories with Mario Puzo being his all time favorite author.

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